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Princeton is a city in Mille Lacs County, Minnesota with a population of 4,700 people (2019).


Great Northern Railway Princeton station

It's pretty much your everyday town. It was built on lumbering, brick-making, and farming.

Get in[edit]

Map of Princeton (Minnesota)

The city is 50 mi (80 km) north of Minneapolis and 30 mi east of St. Cloud, at the intersection of Highways 169 and 95.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Great Northern Depot (Princeton station), +1 612 309-4622. W F 10AM-2PM. A former passenger and freight depot on the Great Northern Railway. The building is a combination of Queen Anne and Jacobean architectural styles, built of local brick with sandstone trim. It is home of the Mille Lacs County Historical Society. It includes several historuc rail cars, and a one-room schoolhouse from 1856. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Princeton station (Q634329) on Wikidata Princeton station (Minnesota) on Wikipedia


  • Thunder Blades, 31516 125th St NW, +1 763-631-7655. A safe, family friendly environment for roller skating and arcade games. Snack bar. Admission $3-7, skate or blades rental $3.50.


  • Princeton Farmers Market, 111 Rum River Drive. May-Oct: Sa 8:30AM-noon in downtown Princeton; winter: 9AM-noon inside Princeton Mall. Baked goods, flowers, eggs, herbs, vegetables, honey, jams, maple, meat, plants, poultry, prepared food, soap, fruits, grains, juices, organic products.


  • 1 Finish Line Restaurant, 31924 125th St (along the western frontage road of Hwy 169), +1 763 631-2233. Su-Tu 11AM-10PM, W Th 11AM-midnight, F Sa 11AM-11PM. Burgers, sandwiches, fries.
  • 2 Chapala Mexican Restaurant, 109 Rum River Dr S (at 1st St), +1 763-220-5294. 6AM-2PM daily. Grilled chicken breast and margaritas.



Go next[edit]

Routes through Princeton
Grand RapidsMille Lacs  N  S  Elk RiverMinneapolis
ENDSaint Cloud  W  E  North BranchStillwater

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